NEW! Here is the Monday Night Pop Go the Sailors Specialty Acts Schedule. We did our best to accommodate the many requests we had so keep that in mind!
NEW-NYC TRAVELERS! There will be a student meeting tomorrow (Friday) at 10:45am, right after we get out of school. My apologies for the late notice! This trip creeped up on me!
NEW! Talk to much? Forget to say your roll number regularly? Miss class often? Late to concerts or miss them entirely? YOU need extra credit to maintain that “A” in choir. Go see the Schubert (he’s a composer…) Mass in G tonight at the Maundy Thursday Service being held at First Presbyterian Church at 508 Franklin Ave. in Grand Haven at 7pm.
Or, hear the work sung at the Good Friday Service at First Congregational Church at 1201 Jefferson St. in downtown Muskegon tomorrow evening at 7pm.
Mrs. Twining and Jonny Lawton are in the choir!
Note: These are religious services. A freewill offering will be taken as well.
LINK TO HEAR THE POP CLOSER!! A number of you have asked for a link to the Pop Go The Sailors Closing song, “Sing” so here you go!
REMINDER! Jamie Gibbs, a sophomore this year is looking for someone that will be able to play guitar for the song “Don’t Judge Me” by Somo on the nights of the coffee house auditions and the actual performance. If you are considering this please email her at email@example.com or contact her at this number (231) 760-4117. Thank you!
POP GO THE SAILORS STUDENT INFO AREA!!
REMINDER!! We need all Pop specialty act CD (accompaniment/karaoke type tracks) by this week Friday. All accompaniments MUST be burned to CD format! No phones please….
REMINDER!! There is a karaoke/corn dog night at the Mona Lake Boat Club this Saturday from 5-8. All are welcome!
OVERSEAS TOUR MEETING REMINDER!! On Thursday, May 8th at 7pm, there will be a meeting for all choir students and their parents to learn all about our next international choir tour, scheduled for the summer of 2016. Attending this meeting does not mean you are making a commitment to travel with us, it is just the starting point in what might be a very exciting, life changing experience for YOU!
All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!
At this meeting, we will reveal the tour location (it’s going to be amazing…trust me!), provide your with a detailed itinerary, as well as introduce you to our new travel company. Learn about our payment schedule, a new online payment option (you can even use a credit card if you choose!) and see a wonderful video highlighting the amazing places where we will sing and tour, investigate and hang out! You will hear our travel agent describe some of the details of the tour and have an opportunity to ask questions.
I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day, 10 night tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime!
REMINDER: Due May 1st!! The Greater Muskegon Women’s Club is offering their annual fine arts Scholarship again this year. This award can be given to any student in the Muskegon Area Schools in grades 9-11 who meets the criteria and rises to the top of the appliation and review process.
The scholarship money can be used for tuition, books, materials, equipment and or related expenses to furthering and or supporting the artist’s growth.
The applicant must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. The number of scholarships and dollar amounts are to be determined later.
See Mr. Lawton for an application. They are due (at the latest) on May 1st to the Greater Muskegon Women’s Club address on the application. The winner(s) will be notified by June 4th.
The winner will be required to give a short presentation (3-15 minutes) celebrating their talent at their annual Potluck event.
“SHREK, THE MUSICAL” STUFF
REMINDER!! Don’t forget to turn in those SHREK DVD order forms! The deadline will be no later than, Monday, April 28th.
REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!
Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!
CHOIR AUDITION PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.
The audition songs are still located here:
Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You
Here also is a recording all all four parts when combined:
MORE DATE CHANGES (AND REMINDERS)!!
Date Changes and some Reminders too:
Pop Auditions moving FROM April 15 and 17 TO April 21 (Mon) and April 22 (Tues)-One week later in April.
[Reminder: Spring Trip to NYC is April 24 (Thurs) through April 27 (Sun)]
CoffeeHouse #2 Auditions are going to on Tues., April 29 (they were never put on the original calendar, so it’s not really a change)
CoffeeHouse #2 (the show) moving from April 29 (Tues) to May 6th (Tues)
[Reminder: Pop Week begins on May 12 (Mon) through May 17 (Sat) with specialty acts rehearsal only on Monday night, full choir rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and shows Thurs, Fri and Sat nights (No Saturday matinee)]
[Reminder: Choir Banquet is May 20 (Tues)
REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions Thursday, June 5th, 7pm.